Founded in 2009 and acquired in 2019 by long-time Napa Valley grape growers and former Apple executives Jim Bean and Christine O’Sullivan, the BRAND Napa Valley estate sits on a stunning 110-acre property atop Pritchard Hill. A total of 15 planted acres are organically farmed and thoughtfully cultivated, with a total of 16 individual vineyard blocks curated to 13 different rootstock and clonal combinations of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. BRAND Napa Valley produces three red flagship wines—BRAND Cabernet Sauvignon, BRAND Proprietary Blend, and BRAND Vineyard 95—alongside the limited release BRAND White Wine. Biodynamic farming practices were initiated in 2020 because BRAND believes what is below the ground should be as full of life as what grows above.
Imbued with a sense of place and meant to reflect the quality with which their wine is produced, the BRAND Napa Valley tasting room, redesigned by Erin Martin in 2020, was inspired by the estate’s natural surroundings and strong architectural features. Combining antiques with bespoke pieces, Erin Martin brought contrast to the tasting room with warm tones and soft touches to play against the structure’s bold stonework and mixed metals. The winery and caves, constructed in 2013 by Architect Juancarlos Fernandez, were built into the hillside with environmentally sensitive materials and practices that align with BRAND’s focus on sustainability. Earlier this year, BRAND Napa Valley was awarded California Home + Design’s 2021 winery design award.